Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Find Most Rare



"What is it, Professor?" asked Dr. Kropotkin's young assistant, Maya Majoun.

"Remarkable, Maya!" exclaimed the Professor. "I believe this is an extremely rare fossil find of the extinct species known as Publius Telephonis.  I've never seen one before!"

"Never heard of it, Professor. When did they thrive?"

"They roamed the planet freely throughout much of the 20th and early 21st  centuries, then mysteriously vanished!"

"What happened?"

"We don't know, Maya, but we think an enormous meteor struck Earth, wiping them out." 

"Look over here, Professor!  Smaller variations with the words "I-Phone" and "Samsung" on them!"

"My God, Maya!  Publius eggs!"

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Hold the phone, everyone!  With the Friday Fictioneers picture prompt up top and my story below,  I called in with exactly 100 words this week, precisely the amount the Professor (in this case, Rochelle Wisoff Fields) assigned.

You can strike many more finds most rare based on the prompt above if you plant your shovels and other tools of archaeological exploration right here.  Dig in, folks

Have a good weekend, and don't forget to guard your publius eggs! 

58 comments:

yarnspinnerr said...

ha ha ha ......

good use of paleontology.

Perry Block said...

Thanks, these little Samsungs are just everywhere!

paulmclem said...

I laughed. Which is good!

highfiveandraspberries said...

publius eggs..but of course! I loved this tiny tale

Leslie said...

love it!!!
Wonder what Bell would think of the next generation or eggs

Penny Howe said...

Laughing Out Loud. This is wonderful. A pleasure to read! Funny and funnier and funniest all the way through! Thank you. :)

helenahannbasquiat said...

That was wonderful, darling!

Beth said...

How wonderfully creative. Loved this. You nailed the dialogue, Professor Block!

janet said...

Love it!

janet

wmqcolby said...

"Better to hold the phone than to get a kidney stone." Publius eggs ... HAHAHAHAHA! Terrific work, Perry! Great ending, too!

thewritersvillage said...

Perry< this was a stori-acus magnifi-centus!!!!!! Bravo-us!!!!

kindredspirit23 said...

That was funnnnny!
Scott
Mine:
http://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/friday-fictioneers-52413-wrong-number-genre-humorous-pg13/

nightlake said...

lol. This was really good. Thanks for the laugh

worksbyclaire said...

Very funny.

Perry Block said...

You laughed at my stuff. Which is better!

Perry Block said...

And they make terrific Eggs Benedict too.

Perry Block said...

Love you back, Leslie! Bell would have hurried to patent them if most accounts are true ...

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Penny, but I think you could have used at least one or two more derivatives of "funny" in your comment.

Perry Block said...

You like it that much to call me "darling?" I knew my comedy would one day get me some chicks!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Beth, but it's Maya Majoun and the Professor nailed the dialogue. I just channeled them.

Perry Block said...

Never knew you were so interested in paleontology, Janet!

Perry Block said...

Well, thanks, I try to leave 'em laughing. Mostly, though, they just leave me.

Perry Block said...

Thankius from the heartius!

Perry Block said...

Thanks, Scooooott!

Perry Block said...

You've welcome for the laugh. I do expect it back when you're done with it.

Perry Block said...

Thank you very!

mezzojan said...

Eggs! LOL!

kspeaking said...

The banter on this reminded me so much of Mr. Peabody and Sherman in those old cartoons on Rocky & Bullwinkle.
Which a compliment, as I am a huge fan of the moose & squirrel.
Thanks!
Ken

Russell said...

Don't be fooled. That wasn't Helen. It was Lisa Douglas from Green Acres. I'd recognize that accent anywhere.

Russell said...

I'm sure this find will soon be on display in the museum at Havertown University. Well done, Mr. Peabody.

Linda Palund said...

Fantastic! and fantastically funny. I am still chuckling. I do like the down home style of these future curators...

Linda Vernon said...

Haha! Very clever indeed! I love these two characters. Not since The Professor and Marianne have a Professor and a girl with a name that sounds almost like Marianne had so much chemistry together. I hope they go to their special singles bar to celebrate. :D

Björn said...

Eggs for eggheads?

Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said...

Dear Perry,
...hold on a minute...I have an incoming on my iPublius Egg. Ah...wrong number...
Great bit of ancient humor. Mazel tov on doing it in only 100 world. Has a nice ring to it.
Shalom,
Rochelle

Perry Block said...

I always like my eggs LOL too! Yoke's less runny that way.

Perry Block said...

I'm old enough to remember when Moose and Squirrel debuted in black and white. I'm glad that "now here's something you really liked!"

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Mr. Sherman. The University of Havertown, being a diploma mill, won't be able to afford it or the eggs. And ain't Fridays grand when I get so many lovely comments on my posts as opposed to every other day when I'm lucky if I get one ... namely YOURS!

Perry Block said...

And the two down home curators like your comments too! Keep chuckling.

Perry Block said...

I'm not exactly sure if romance will bloom for the Professor and Maya. For one, there's the age difference. For another, I have the hots for Maya and in that instance, the even greater age difference be damned! Thanks, Linda ...

Perry Block said...

Don't let them hear you say that or they'll pummel you with their paleontology notebooks!

Perry Block said...

Yes, Maya and I were resolved to get this one to fit. The Professor is a little verbose (not I!) so the two of us teamed up to quiet him down. Now he's yakking over those eggs nonstop about his find!

Perry Block said...

LOL! Aside from the fact that she's dead, I wouldn't mind Eva Gabor either ...

Shirley said...

A rare find, indeed. There will be lots of fun stories to read from this prompt. I'm just getting started.

Trudy said...

I love the idea of roaming telephone boxes and their eggs! :-)

Perry Block said...

Don't let me hold you up!

Perry Block said...

I'm glad you like that, because it frightens some people that they once ruled the earth!

John Nixon The Supercargo said...

I laughed. Out loud. :-D

Perry Block said...

Thanks. I heard you.

anelephantcant.me said...

Clever and funny, what's not to like!

Perry Block said...

Odd, but people that know me seem to find plenty. Thanks for writing!

lingeringvisions said...

Amusing, as always.

anneorchardwriter said...

Egg-sellently constructed indeed! Thanks for the laughs.

Perry Block said...

Charmed, as always.

Perry Block said...

Thank you, Anne. You're the apple of my eye!

babaamor said...

LOLLL!!

Perry Block said...

LOLLL!! back atcha!

theeclecticeccentricshopaholic said...

lol funny as always ^^

Perry Block said...

Thank ya!